shutterstock_175274792Ballerina Wendy Whelan is saying goodbye to the stage. In a New York Times article (October 19) columnist Alistair Macaulay says that “to watch her is to watch a mind in motion.” How wonderful must that be to live and move as embodied mind. For Ms. Whelan (that is not she pictured above),  it is the highest expression of her art, and right now, right where we are, you and I can own a piece of it. There is art too, in the most ordinary things, in reaching for your coffee cup, rising from a chair, reaching out to a friend. Insomuch as you do any of these things—and countless others—mindfully, take time to think before acting and continuing to think in acting, you bring art to the ordinary. We can find our art, if not on the stage of New York City Ballet, then, at the breakfast table, in the library, on a park bench, wherever we act, sit, stand, move, or breathe. Art in the ordinary, the medium of the Alexander Technique.  You’re going to love it. Phot0: Maria Mylnikova